Yakov Hirsch, a writer for Mondoweiss.net, discusses how Israel’s support for “murdering medic” Elor Azaria shows how much Israelis have internalized their own ethnocentric propaganda; Jeffrey Goldberg’s alternate reality where every critic of Israel is anti-Semitic; and why Netanyahu is going to have big problems getting Donald Trump to put Israel’s interests ahead of America’s.
Conn Hallinan, a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist, discusses why the conflict between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan is the most dangerous in the world; the disastrous global effects of nuclear war; and why the US is partly responsible for the situation.
Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan and whistleblower, discusses his article claiming the DNC and Podesta emails came from U.S., not Russian, sources.
12/8/16 Daniel McAdams on the Obama administration’s refusal to concede defeat in their Syria regime-change operation
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute For Peace and Prosperity, discusses the Syrian government’s defeat of rebels in East Aleppo; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists Act;” and the upside to having Dana Rohrabacher as secretary of state – if Trump chooses him.
12/7/16 Robert P. Murphy on Austrian economics and his new book Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action
Robert P. Murphy, an Associated Scholar with the Mises Institute and author of many books, discusses the Fed-induced booms and busts in the economy and stock market; the bigger-than-ever housing bubble; and where libertarians agree and disagree with Donald Trump’s economic proposals.
Will Grigg, the Managing Editor of The Libertarian Institute, discusses the nineteen year wrongful imprisonment of Christopher Tapp for the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge in Idaho Falls; and why Angie’s mother Carol is convinced Tapp was railroaded by the police and prosecutors and that Angie’s murderer remains at large.
12/6/16 Mark Perry on Donald Trump’s selection of Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for Secretary of Defense
Mark Perry, author of Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with its Enemies, discusses why incoming Secretary of Defense James Mattis harbors a grudge against Iran; why military officers are a poor fit for civilian oversight positions in government; and Trump’s overestimation of his presidential powers and ability to “give orders.”
Brad Hoff, Managing Editor of Levant Report, discusses why the Syrian government’s recent military success in East Aleppo won’t stop the insurgency any time soon; the Obama administration’s treasonous support for al-Qaeda and other rebel groups in Syria that previously killed US soldiers in Iraq; and why Trump’s somewhat non-interventionist rhetoric will likely be overcome by his coterie of foreign policy advisors.
Trita Parsi, the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, discusses the Obama administration’s diplomatic successes with Iran, and whether President Trump will roll back the nuclear deal and sanctions relief, then get the war drums beating again with a cabinet full of hawkish foreign policy advisors.
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses the overblown achievements of media-favorite Gen. David Petraeus, who gave us the Iraq War “surge” propaganda, a failed counterinsurgency program in Afghanistan, then was run out of his job as CIA director for passing classified information to his mistress/biographer.